Nov
04

Mariano Rivera named AL Comeback Player of the Year

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As expected, Mariano Rivera has been named the AL Comeback Player of the Year, the league announced. Francisco Liriano took home NL honors. Rivera was a lock for the award after missing nearly all of last season with a knee injury, but he was certainly deserving based on merit as well. Congrats to Mo on what is likely the last award of his playing career.

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  • CashmanNinja

    He was far and away the best candidate. I’m not really a fan of players who have had so-so career, like a great rookie season, but bad sophomore season…who wind up winning the award. It should be an established player who was a very good player and then had to overcome some sort of injury or what not to bounce back to the type of player they once were. Mo tore his ACL and was over 40…and and came back to have a terrific season. That is exactly what the award is about and I’m thrilled that Mo was able to get it. I personally feel that it’s a great award that he can be proud of because he had to overcome so much after previously planning to retire (prior to injury).

    • RetroRob

      I agree. I think Rodney won the award last year. What exactly did he come back from? Don’t you have to have been on the top of the mountain to be recognized on your return?

  • Ethan

    I’m really happy Mo won the award but there are several players I think that were also pretty good comeback players. Lester, Lackey (yuck actually complimenting red sox players), among others.

  • EndlessJose

    Glad that scumbag Lackey didn’t win.